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TES election...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by needabreak, Apr 19, 2017.


Who will you vote for?

Poll closed Jun 7, 2017.
  1. Conservatives

    16 vote(s)
  2. Labour

    36 vote(s)
  3. Lib Dems

    11 vote(s)
  4. Green Party

    2 vote(s)
  5. UKIP

    1 vote(s)
  6. Other (please state below)

    1 vote(s)
  7. SNP

    7 vote(s)
  8. Plaid Cymru

    4 vote(s)
  1. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Oh go on let's have our own straw poll re. 8th June preferences.

    Although aware that things will likely change over the next few weeks why not show your support for the political party of your choice here?

    I've probably forgotten some of the options so will stick to 5/6 key categories, but please feel free to add your choice below if I've missed it since I'm not sure that I can add to the poll once it's set.

    This could be interesting, although admittedly we are a very small sample of a fairly unrepresentative group, it could be fun... well as fun as any poll can be.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    No SNP?

    Plaid Cymru?

    Northern Irish parties?
  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Thanks will edit.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'm not sure you can edit polls...

    I guess they come under ''Other''.
  5. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I think I just did, I can't recall Northern Irish parties were you thinking of any in particular?
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ah yes you did... maybe they upgraded the features!

    Sinn Fein? DUP? UUP? SDLP? Probably too many to add to the poll.
  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Perhaps I should add the generic group and people can specify if they choose to here?
  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Huge turnout so far!
    peter12171 and needabreak like this.
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Aye you could... though that'd just become a measure of ''who lives in Northern Ireland?''
  10. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Hmm true, that did cross my mind about all the regions but will pop the choice in as per recommendations.
  11. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Ah nope, too late the option to change it has now gone.
  12. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Interesting - at this point and taking on board a certain left-wing bias that there appears to be on this forum - that of 9 votes cast, 4 are Conservative, 3 Lib Dem and 2 SNP.

    I know that will change, but...
    needabreak likes this.
  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Interesting indeed although it appears to have just changed. On the radio someone changed his mind during his on air conversation... the mind boggles! Well clearly his did at any rate.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  14. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Of course including SNP also measures those who (probably ;)) live in Scotland
  15. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    By way of explanation. Some years ago a rather devious, and subsequently chastised group, sought to confuse the exit polls during an election.
    There are advantages to this in a close-run seat.
    By simply lying to those collecting data it appeared until too late that the election was a walk-over for one party when, in actuality, the other main party were doing better than expected.
    I've seen it done during polls (straw or otherwise) too
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Aye... but NI parties are all regional [except the Greens] while Scottish parties are all national [except the SNP].
  17. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    A lesson learned! Perhaps we should be voting with the power of our convictions rather than apparent tactical votes?
    Inspirit likes this.
  18. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I always vote that way in real life elections
    Polls are another matter entirely :D
  19. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Now why doesn't that surprise me?
  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Interesting so far...

    I thought Labour would be doing better....

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